Are you celebrating a Christmas birthday? PM Justin Trudeau turns 44

Please note: Because it’s 2015: A Conversation with the Prime Minister aired on Dec. 25. at 6:00 p.m. on Global Television (6:30 p.m. on Global BC).

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with Global News for an end of year interview airing Christmas Day, which also happens to be his 44th birthday.

Unlike most everyone else born throughout the year, Christmas babies have to celebrate their birthdays on a day that is already special for something else.

While families who celebrate Christmas may gather around the tree to open presents in the morning and at the table for dinner in the evening, it’s not necessarily the best day to host a birthday party.

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Being a Christmas baby is one thing, but what are the odds you’ll have to share your birthday with a sibling on Christmas Day?

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That’s the case for the prime minister and younger brother Alexandre Trudeau, who was born on Christmas Day 1973 and turns 42 this year.

But the Trudeau brothers are in good company: musician Annie Lennox, actress Sissy Spacek, the legendary Humphrey Bogart and Sir Isaac Newton are all in the Christmas baby club as well.

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After Global National anchor Dawna Friesen wrapped up the interview with Trudeau (recorded Dec. 17), Global News gave the prime minister a chance to blow out the candles on a birthday cake.

And even though he already shares his Christmas birthday with his brother, the prime minister also shared his cake with one special audience member — Mona Allister, who turned 92 on the same day as the interview.

Allister was among about 60 audience members who were on hand for the chance to ask the prime minister a question.

She said it was an honour to celebrate her birthday in the company of the PM.

WATCH: Because It’s 2015: A Conversation with the Prime Minister

“What a gift to have the opportunity on today, my 92nd birthday to pose a question to the prime minister of Canada. Wow!” she said.

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Trudeau later showed off his knife skills when he cut the cake.


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